Albert Lea is a city located in Freeborn County Minnesota. It is also the county seat of Freeborn County. With a 2020 population of 17,412, it is the 66th largest city in Minnesota and the 2080th largest city in the United States . Albert Lea is currently declining at a rate of -0.70% annually and its population has decreased by -3.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,016 in 2010. Albert Lea reached it's highest population of 19,418 in 1970. Spanning over 15 miles, Albert Lea has a population density of 1,312 people per square mile.
The average household income in Albert Lea is $58,061 with a poverty rate of 13.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $687 per month, and the median house value is $97,100. The median age in Albert Lea is 42.6 years, 40.4 years for males, and 43.9 years for females.